GPM Investments teams with Samaritan’s Purse to help provide hurricane relief.
For GPM Investments LLC, the aftermath of Hurricane Florence greatly affected many of its stores, employees and store communities.
GPM wanted to make an impact and ensure those struggling to rebuild were given assistance and funding. In order to help during this difficult time, GPM partnered with Samaritan’s Purse to give back and support those in need.
More than 1,200 convenience store locations, including 1-Stop, Admiral, Apple Market, BreadBox, Crenco, E-Z Mart, fas mart, Jiffi Stop, Jiffy Stop, Li’l Cricket, Next Door Store, Roadrunner Markets, Scotchman, shore stop, Village Pantry and Young’s branded convenience stores, along with their customers, worked together to raise $65,729 to aid in Hurricane Florence disaster relief.
“GPM felt an innate duty to get involved and give back to the communities so greatly affected by Hurricane Florence,” said Arie Kotler, GPM Investments LLC president and CEO. “We are truly thankful for our incredibly generous customers and store employees for their donations and time which allows us to directly impact the lives of individuals in our community. Our thoughts and prayers continue to go out to those touched by the devastation, including many of our store teams and their families, as we all pick up the pieces and rebuild.”
“We sincerely thank everyone for this outpouring of support to help the victims of the hurricane. It is truly inspiring. GPM’s leaders opened the way for the love of many hearts to tangibly serve thousands of hurting neighbors through Samaritan’s Purse staff and volunteers. Everyone who helps a person in need truly is like the Good Samaritan!” said Steve Nickel, vice president of donor ministries at Samaritan’s Purse.
GPM executives Chris Giacobone, chief operating officer, Don Muscatell, senior vice president of operations, Bill Reilly, senior vice president of marketing, and Mike Welsh, division vice president of Northeast operations, presented the generous check of $65,729 together at fas mart store No. 1 in Richmond, Va. to Steve Tomlin, Mid-Atlantic regional director of donor ministries with Samaritan’s Purse.